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Poster: He Live's Date: Sep 13, 2008 8:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: PLEASE SUBMIT: Best Post "Drums" (ACT III)... (Jerry HAS NOT left the building yet)

hey LIA!

only a couple of us wanna play, so i'm goin' again:

how about this show from Indianapolis, The Market Square Arena February 3, 1979 ?

THE OTHER ONE was definitely the boys favorite, POST DRUMS jamming vehicle -- and it was something to hope for in a show. though it would often quickly disintegrate into Ballad Time -- it offered lots of OPEN TERRITORY JAMMING possibility.... this night in 1979 doesn't range out too far, but it is a VERY CLEAN version with menacing leads from JERRY and spot-on, THUNDERING work from the rhythm section -- they tease it nice out of space with some very subtle, implied syncopation between phil and the drummers....

they settle into a most excellent WHARF RAT (jerry sounds great, second to last of the Godchaux Era) and then an Absolutely Rousing MIRACLE from bobby -- flipped to the bottom of the set here -- it had previously appeared this year almost exclusively as Bob's SECOND SET OPENER....

and then -- what pushes THIS POST DRUMS into ALL TIME STATUS -- miracle of miracles! -- just when you thought it was over -- JERRY gives us a SWELL -- "CASEY JONES"...... IT WAS EXTREMELY RARE, for Jerry to play the last song .... maybe that is another post?

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This post was modified by He Live's on 2008-09-13 15:54:26